Se a FAP tivesse dinheiro para ter acft's dedicados para CAS/Overwatch, que tal esta opção? SOFIC 2021: SOCOM plans four demo flights for each Armed Overwatch candidateby Pat HostUS Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will have candidate platforms for its Armed Overwatch manned aircraft competition, where each fly four demonstration flights between 14 June and 23 July at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.During the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, James Smith, SOCOM acquisition executive, said that the command will evaluate if the contenders can meet the runway requirements for austere take-off and landing. SOCOM will also judge offerors on whether their aircraft have the required range and endurance. Inert weapons will be deployed on a range.SOCOM will have candidate aircraft demonstrate their communications capability, both line of sight, and beyond line of sight. Smith said the command will evaluate the offerors’ full-motion video capability, autopilot capability, and oxygen system for crew over three flights.The fourth and final flight will host a US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) operator in the back seat of offered aircraft to assess capabilities such as manoeuvrability and handling, Smith said. There will be an opportunity for a make-up flight for industry partners. SOCOM is running the Armed Overwatch competition, while the aircraft selected will be fielded by AFSOC.On 14 May SOCOM announced that it awarded five fixed-price prototype project other transaction agreements (OTAs) totalling USD19 million to five companies for prototype demonstrations. The awardees are Leidos offering the Paramount Group Bronco II, MAG Aerospace offering the MC-208 Guardian, Textron Aviation Defense offering the AT-6E Wolverine, L3Harris unit L3 Communications Integrated Systems offering the AT-802U Sky Warden, and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) offering the MC-145B Wily Coyote.Paramount Group Bronco IIhttps://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/sofic-2021-socom-plans-four-demo-flights-for-each-armed-overwatch-candidateAbraços
Desculpem-me, mas o Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) M-28 era perfeito para ser adquirido e ficar em Tancos a título permanente. Bastava um ou dois e reduzia-se e muito os custos com os saltos de manutenção. Basta ver o que os Alemães fazem com os seus PZL Mielec M28 Skytruck. https://www.bundeswehr.de/de/aktuelles/mediathek/60-sekunden-transportflugzeug-pzl-m28-skytruck-65778 https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads/2021/05/SNC-IAS_M-28_Product_Sheet.pdf
tenente, para mim era antes uns AC-295. É uma plataforma que já operamos e sempre poderiam realizar vigilância marítima em "tempo de paz" e também missões ISR conforme o necessário.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26rqvbhOzo//www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-nWobEVmq0Cumprimentos,
Era uma forma de reforçar a frota de C-295, e quem sabe se conseguia um bom negócio que incluísse a modernização dos restantes.Depois, mesmo no RCA, só ficava a faltar um héli militar para apoio a tropas, fosse um UH-60, UH-1Y, etc.
E porque não uns quantos A-10C? Isso sim é que era lá na RCA e Mali, era só aviar fruta, brrrrtttttttt!!! https://www.airforcemag.com/air-force-fiscal-2022-retire-buy/